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$100K donation to fund Braselton spray park

$100K donation to fund Braselton spray park

A new spray park is coming to Braselton thanks to a $100,000 donation from Jack Frost.

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Winery, vineyard proposed in South Hall

Winery, vineyard proposed in South Hall

A winery and vineyard, including a two-story tasting room, is proposed on a 5-acre site off Conner Road, near Jim Crow Road, in South Hall.

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Gainesville airport could get runway, terminal upgrades

Gainesville airport could get runway, terminal upgrades

Runway and terminal upgrades at the Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport are expected to move forward when Gainesville City Council addresses funding of those projects at ...

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Plane crashes in Dawson County


Big Red family tradition is handed down over 125 years

Big Red family tradition is handed down over 125 years

When Isabelle Charters Embry dons her cap and gown to receive her diploma with the rest of the graduating class of 2017 at Gainesville High ...

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A young, tireless fighter: 5-year-old East Hall boy battles rare blood disease

A young, tireless fighter: 5-year-old East Hall boy battles rare blood disease

For young Jeremiah Nash, the waiting continues.

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Mother fights on against deadly drug that led to son's overdose

Mother fights on against deadly drug that led to son's overdose

In the two years since her son’s fatal overdose, Lisa Hicks said she has not stopped fighting to strengthen laws on the drug that ...

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Protesters maintain vigil on Gainesville corner in support of immigrants

Arturo Adame held his homemade sign up high Saturday evening alone on the side of Jesse Jewell Parkway.

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Humane Society fundraiser combines paintings, patrons and puppies

Humane Society fundraiser combines paintings, patrons and puppies

Everything in the name of rescuing animals.

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Downed banner still has townfolk buzzing in Dahlonega

Downed banner still has townfolk buzzing in Dahlonega

DAHLONEGA — Emotions are still running hot in this Lumpkin County town after a controversial pro-Ku Klux Klan banner was hung from a building off of ...

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Groups seek combined $187K from Gainesville

Three organizations that do their part to enhance quality of life for local residents and visitors alike presented the Gainesville City Council this week separate ...

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Warmest winter in years has plants blooming early

Warmest winter in years has plants blooming early

When General Beauregard Lee exited his stately white-columned manor on the grounds of the Yellow River Game Ranchon Groundhog Day morning he signaled to the ...

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Gainesville man gets 25-year prison sentence for child molestation

A Gainesville man must serve 25 years of a life sentence after being convicted of molesting a girl continuously for three years, according to officials.

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Gainesville man acquitted of aggravated assault

A Gainesville man accused of stabbing his older brother was acquitted on a more serious charge by a jury Friday.

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Yoga station added to Interactive Neighborhood for Kids

Yoga station added to Interactive Neighborhood for Kids

It took three pairs of hands to hopefully encourage kids to relax.

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Charges dismissed for co-defendants in rape, sodomy case

A Magistrate Court judge dismissed the sexual assault case against two co-defendants at a committal hearing Friday in Hall County.

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KKK sign could return to Dahlonega building

KKK sign could return to Dahlonega building

DAHLONEGA — A sign removed from a Dahlonega building featuring Ku Klux Klan imagery could make a return.

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Georgia House approves state budget increasing teacher pay

Georgia House approves state budget increasing teacher pay

ATLANTA — Georgia teachers and other state employees would get a 2 percent salary increase while staff overseeing child welfare cases will see a 19 percent ...

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Army Corps announces park and campground schedule

The Army Corps of Engineers has announced its 2017 schedule for day-use parks and campgrounds.

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Jaycees choose Greene, Fowler as Young Man, Woman of Year

Jaycees choose Greene, Fowler as Young Man, Woman of Year

Reliability is a trait that both the winners of the Gainesville Jaycees’ prestigious Young Man and Young Woman of the Year have.

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Flowery Branch restaurant’s alcohol license pulled for 6 weeks

Flowery Branch restaurant’s alcohol license pulled for 6 weeks

Green’s Tavern in Flowery Branch won’t be able to serve alcoholic beverages for 6 weeks, pending an appeal, if the restaurant decides to ...

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Thousands in Hall participate in national ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ protest

Thousands in Hall participate in national ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ protest

Thousands of Hispanic students stayed home from school. Hundreds of Hispanic workers did not report to their jobs. Businesses in Hall County’s Hispanic community ...

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$43K in marijuana seized on its way to Habersham; two arrested

$43K in marijuana seized on its way to Habersham; two arrested

Authorities intercepted a package containing 9 pounds of “high-grade marijuana” headed to a Habersham County address.

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Gainesville Boy Scout trailer, $3K in camping supplies stolen from church

Gainesville Boy Scout trailer, $3K in camping supplies stolen from church

A troop of Boy Scouts preparing for its annual camping trip had its trailer stolen from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints property ...

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Annual business expo draws about 60 vendors

Annual business expo draws about 60 vendors

People passing by could get more than just information about Hillary Truelove’s business.

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2 dead after small plane crash in Barrow County

WINDER — Two people are dead after a small plane crash in Barrow County.

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Multiple people suffer injuries in 3-car wreck at Jesse Jewell/E.E. Butler intersection

One person was seriously injured and four others had non-life-threatening injuries in a three-car wreck with entrapments at the intersection of Jesse Jewell Parkway and ...

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Hall Elections Board member accused of stealing boxers resigns position

Hall Elections Board member accused of stealing boxers resigns position

A Hall County Elections Board member accused of shoplifting two pair of men’s boxer briefs from Wal-Mart submitted his resignation Monday, county officials said.

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Slideshow: 5-ton marble elephant installed at Gainesville’s City Park Stadium

Slideshow: 5-ton marble elephant installed at Gainesville’s City Park Stadium

A 5-ton marble elephant was installed at City Park Stadium on Thursday morning at the home team entrance where Gainesville High football players make their ...

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KKK sign removed from Dahlonega building


Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in stabbing trial

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in stabbing trial

Days into a murder trial, a Gainesville man decided to make a guilty plea for a fatal January 2016 stabbing.

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Marble from China part of garden coming to Braselton hospital

Marble from China part of garden coming to Braselton hospital

If you’ve ever been to the hospital or the emergency room, you know how important it is to take a moment to step out ...

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Brady for a day: Flowery Branch mayor to wear Patriots’ jersey Thursday

Brady for a day: Flowery Branch mayor to wear Patriots’ jersey Thursday

Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller has not lost any sleep thinking about the friendly Super Bowl wager that slipped away along with the Atlanta Falcons ...

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5-ton marble elephant to grace City Park Stadium

5-ton marble elephant to grace City Park Stadium

A permanent guest is coming Thursday to City Park Stadium — home of the Gainesville Red Elephants’ football, soccer and lacrosse teams.

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Martin Road residents ask for widening project to be axed

Martin Road residents ask for widening project to be axed

Martin Road residents formally asked Hall County area transportation planners Wednesday to ditch a highly contested plan to widen the South Hall road.

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Gainesville man gets life sentence for convenience store armed robbery

Gainesville man gets life sentence for convenience store armed robbery

A Gainesville man received a life prison sentence after pleading guilty to taking nearly $10,000 and firing his gun three times in a Gainesville ...

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New Flowery Branch building housing pizzeria, beer shop gets final OK

New Flowery Branch building housing pizzeria, beer shop gets final OK

A new downtown Flowery Branch building that will house a pizzeria and a craft beer business could open by late spring or early summer.

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Hall school officials: New budget includes raises, no program cuts

Gainesville and Hall County school officials have put in place timelines for approving their 2017-18 budgets.

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State education funding under the microscope

A nonprofit organization that tracks Georgia spending and policies by state leaders is warning school districts to prepare to “face growing financial pressures.”

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UNG student finds stability with service dog by her side

UNG student finds stability with service dog by her side

The thing that saved Taylor Fleming from herself is covered in fur, walks on four legs and goes by the name of Ryder.

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Local schools promote foreign language program

Hall County school officials approved spending up to $5,000 in needs and merit scholarships to help students who qualify for the Federal Service Language ...

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‘Shank’ text message opens Gainesville murder trial

‘Shank’ text message opens Gainesville murder trial

The defendant in a murder trial sent a text message saying he would “shank” the victim if he entered a Gainesville apartment, according to testimony ...

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UNG student serves as intern for House speaker

Matthew Herrera, a political science major at the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus, is serving as an intern for Georgia House Speaker David ...

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Hockaday named GOAL winner for Lanier Tech

Hockaday named GOAL winner for Lanier Tech

Lauren Hockaday, a firefighter/EMSP student at Lanier Technical College from White County, was named the college’s winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of ...

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State Route 11/U.S. 129 widening project to require lane closures

Upcoming construction will affect drivers traveling on State Route 11/U.S. 129 through Hall and Jackson counties.

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Georgia wins major ruling in water wars case

Georgia wins major ruling in water wars case

Georgia has won a landmark ruling against Florida in a U.S. Supreme Court case over water sharing in a basin the two states share ...

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Ex-spokesman for Forsyth sheriff indicted for sexual assault of 16-year-old




Hispanic community on alert after immigration sweeps

Fear and distrust have returned to the Hispanic community following a sweep against undocumented immigrants that netted at least 13 arrests in Gainesville over the ...

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Roswell man charged with enticing girl

A Roswell man is accused of enticing a girl through social media before he was charged with aggravated child molestation.

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Lawson, Westfall honored at annual Rotary Club of Gainesville banquet

Lawson, Westfall honored at annual Rotary Club of Gainesville banquet

Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan had fun reliving many youthful antics while presenting the Woman of the Year Award at the annual Rotary Club of Gainesville ...

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Lula seeks to thwart illicit behavior in public restrooms

Lula is having horrific troubles with its public restrooms, including people caught in sex acts and indecent exposure, as well as one person who died ...

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Signs could go up in Lula warning of stray animals

Lula is looking at putting up signs identifying areas where the northeast Hall County city is having problems with stray animals.

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Some key details need to be settled in proposed Lula alcohol law

Some key details need to be settled in proposed Lula alcohol law

As a new alcohol ordinance nears approval in Lula, a few loose ends remain, particularly as they apply to establishments serving liquor by the drink.

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Trial underway in Gainesville fatal stabbing case

Trial underway in Gainesville fatal stabbing case

A jury will return this morning to hear opening statements and testimony in an alleged fatal fight at a Gainesville apartment last year.

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Tag renewal kiosk moving to New Holland Kroger

Tag renewal kiosk moving to New Holland Kroger

The kiosk allowing residents to renew their car tag at the North Hall Community and Technology Center is moving to a new location.

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Georgia GOP proposing new state role in struggling schools

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Lula taking comments Monday on new alcohol rules

Lula taking comments Monday on new alcohol rules

Residents can give their views about alcohol sales in Lula at a public hearing 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 6055 Main St.

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Gainesville Target getting renovations, Starbucks

Gainesville Target getting renovations, Starbucks

The Gainesville Target is getting renovated, and local customers say they are excited.

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Trump’s first days ‘exciting time to watch,’ says U.S. Rep. Doug Collins

Trump’s first days ‘exciting time to watch,’ says U.S. Rep. Doug Collins

Every president entering office has bumpy times getting a staff in place, “and we’re seeing a little bit of that” from President Donald Trump ...

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More than $53K donated to Gainesville schools in second quarter

More than $53K donated to Gainesville schools in second quarter

Community donations to Gainesville schools topped $53,000 during the second quarter ending Dec. 31.

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State Bank plans to offer more than its Gainesville predecessor

State Bank plans to offer more than its Gainesville predecessor

The familiar NBG logo is gone from the Gainesville bank’s brick exterior, but officials at the new State Bank and Trust Co. taking over ...

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Officials agree frustrated Dawsonville Highway drivers need solutions

Officials agree frustrated Dawsonville Highway drivers need solutions

Christy Crumbley’s company doesn’t look for lonely roads to put up a storefront.

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Centennial is top pick for city students as school of choice

Two lanes of cars stretched bumper to bumper from the main entrance of Centennial Arts Academy as parents and other legal guardians waited in line ...

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Hall County pension suit: Plaintiff’s payoffs a third of another plan

Payouts from another government employee retirement plan in Georgia are nearly triple what is received by the lead plaintiff in a $75 million class-action lawsuit ...

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Zumba dancers move to the groove at fitness event

Zumba dancers move to the groove at fitness event

Never stop moving.

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Fasching festival includes shots and a soak in the Chattahoochee

Fasching festival includes shots and a soak in the Chattahoochee

HELEN — When most people think of Mardi Gras, they think of New Orleans, brightly colored costumes and elaborate floats crowded with people flinging beads and ...

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Pakistani family reunited after travel ban worry

Pakistani family reunited after travel ban worry

Imagine waking up one day and thinking you won’t be able to see your loved one again.

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Braselton mother and son charged with drug, gun possession

A Braselton mother and her son have been charged with multiple gun and drug charges.

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Greek Food Mart owner to promote potato bar

Greek Food Mart owner to promote potato bar

The owner of the Greek Food Mart at 5646 Price Road on the western tip of Hall County claims that at the age of 75 ...

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Students spar for title of top speller

Students spar for title of top speller

Algae and mahogany aren’t words you use every day. Certainly not words frequently used by elementary and middle schoolers.

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YMCA undergoing $160,000 renovations on aquatics center

YMCA undergoing $160,000 renovations on aquatics center

The J.A. Walters Family YMCA in Gainesville has begun an estimated $160,000 in repairs to its aquatics center.

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Campus carry bill returns to Ga. General Assembly

Georgia lawmakers are again trying to let licensed gun owners carry concealed handguns on public college campuses.

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CASA can't serve all kids in foster care without 58 more volunteers

The Gainesville organization providing the “eyes and ears of the court” in foster care cases are in serious need of volunteers, executive director Janet Walden ...

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Governor to sign hospital tax for Medicaid passed by House

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Authorities searching for missing Dahlonega man

Authorities searching for missing Dahlonega man

Authorities are looking for a Dahlonega man last seen Monday morning in Flowery Branch.

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